Reference NumberSGC XV.26.14
TitleMembury, Devon. Renewal of lease of manor.
Date23 May 1709
DescriptionLease by the Dean and Canons of Windsor to Rt. Hon. Lady Carterett, relict and administratrix of the personal estate of Rt. Hon. George Lord Carterett, Baron of Hawnes, of the manor of Membury with its rights, franchises and appurtenances (except and reserved to the Lessors: (1) the mansion house and scite of the manor of Membury then or then lately in the occupation of John Chase, gentleman; (2) a parcel of land on which a house had then lately been built called the Lords Fillet, then or then lately in the occupation of Thomas Parsons; and (3) a coppice or wood of 12 acres or thereabouts called Boviall Wood, with the trees of oak, ash and elm on the premises, with rights of ingress, egress and regress to the land to fell the same), for a term of 21 years from Lady Day 1709, at the annual rent of £50, payable by two instalments at Michaelmas and Lady Day in each year. Covenants by the Lessee, provisoes as to non-payment of rent, penalty and fees, and covenants by the Lessors in forms similar to those in the Lease of 7 November 1682 [XV.26.11]. Proviso that if the rent should have remained unpaid for 60 days after having become payable, the Lessee was liable to pay a penalty of £5 in respect of every such default; and if the rent and the penalty should remain unpaid for 120 days after the rent should have become payable, or if any assignee should have failed within one year of such alienation to take a new lease in his own name of the demised premises and pay the sums payable to the Lessors or the Chapter Clerk within one year of alienation, then the demise should cease and be determined. Grant by the Lessors to the Lessee and the customary tenants of the Manor in the form similar to that in the lease of 7 November 1682. Covenants by the Lessors: (i) to make and deliver a new lease to an alienee for as many years as should have been unexpired at the time of such alienation; and (ii) for quiet enjoyment. Lease and counterpart.
Witnesses to the execution of the counterpart by the Lessee: William Nevile & Thomas Fenby.
Stamp Duty on both lease and counterpart: 1s..
[The lease has been over-written in places as a draft for a future lease of the premises].
Extent2 items - Lease & Counterpart
Related MaterialReference numbers: XV.26.9; XV.26.10; XV.26.11; XV.26.12; XV.26.13; XV.26.14; XV.26.15; XV.26.16; XV.26.17
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